Faculty Overview (*offering projects in 2019 selection)

Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt*

antibiotics, mechanisms of action, microbial natural products

Frank Chan

mouse genomics, adaptation, gene regulation

Karl Forchhammer*

cell differentiation, persistence, metabolic regulation

Ana García-Sáez*

mitochondrial dynamics, single molecule microscopy, apoptosis

Daniel Huson*

phylogenetics, metagenomics, algorithms

Ralf-Peter Jansen*

mRNA transport, translation, RNA imaging

Felicity Jones*

evolutionary genomics, recombination & speciation genetics

Oliver Kohlbacher

computational biology, proteomics, metabolomics, structural biology

Ruth Ley*

microbiome, host-microbial interactions, microbial ecology

Andrei Lupas*

bioinformatics, molecular evolution, protein structure

Boris Macek*

mass spectrometry, proteomics, genomics

Patrick Müller*

zebrafish development, cancer, systems biology

Alfred Nordheim

mouse genetic models, SRF signalling

Tassula Proikas-Cezanne*

autophagy, human WIPI proteins

Doron Rapaport

mitochondrial biogenesis, protein sorting, lipid trafficking

Erik Schäffer*

molecular motors and machines, optical tweezers, single molecule biophysics

Ralf Sommer*

epigenetics and chromatin remodeling, developmental plasticity, evolutionary novelty

Thilo Stehle*

virus structure, host-pathogen interactions, inhibitor design

Estienne Swart*

ciliate genome editing, bioinformatics, cellular and molecular biology

Marja Timmermans*

miRNA mobility, pattern formation, developmental genetics

Detlef Weigel

genetic variation, speciation, miRNAs, plants, genomics

John Weir*

meiosis, genome stability, protein biochemistry




Former Faculty

Faculty associated with our IMPRS but not recruiting students through the program are listed here

Professor Elisa Izaurralde, formerly Scientific Director of the Department of Biochemistry at the MPI for Developmental Biology and speaker of the IMPRS, passed away on 30 April 2018. We mourn the loss of our colleague and mentor.